Ally Sheedy

Ally Sheedy

Her role as memorable misfit in the Breakfast Club
Brown-eyed, chestnut-haired actress Ally Sheedy has been involved with acting for most of her life. The daughter of a literary agent mother, she began making commercials and appearing on-stage at the age of 15. She was something of a precocious author, as well: When only 12-years-old, she published a children's book, She Was Nice to Mice. (Sheedy has also been published in such periodicals as The New York Times). After high school, the New York-born actress headed west to the University of California where, in addition to her studies, she appeared in TV movies. She began her feature-film career at 21 playing adolescent girls in films such as Bad Boys and WarGames (both 1983), and joined the so-called Brat Pack in 1985 after appearing in John Hughes' The Breakfast Club and Joel Schumacher's St. Elmo's Fire. Despite the huge success of both films, many of her subsequent efforts were relative disappointments, and, by the early '90s, she had slipped into all but complete obscurity. However, her career was revived in 1998 thanks to a starring role as a drug-addicted lesbian photographer in the widely acclaimed High Art. Sheedy won raves for her raw, touching performance, and, in short time, again found herself working steadily. In 1999, she appeared in Allison Anders' Sugar Town and The Autumn Heart, the latter premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. In addition to her film work, Sheedy continued to work in the theater, taking over John Cameron Mitchell's title role in the popular New York production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a story about a German entertainer who is neither a man nor a woman but a fascinating composite of both.Source: video.barnesandnoble.com
High Art was probably the first audition I had for a movie in about two years.More Ally Sheedy quotes [07/02/2006 12:07:00]
I've been around and have been trying hard to manage both work and home.More Ally Sheedy quotes [07/02/2006 12:07:00]
I don't have time to obsess about my weight, because now I'm obsessing about my kid.More Ally Sheedy quotes [07/02/2006 12:07:00]
But the fact is, nobody gets off drugs unless they really want to, and I really wanted to.More Ally Sheedy quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was reading about Mary Ellen Mark and Diane Arbus while I was making the film, especially Arbus.More Ally Sheedy quotes [07/02/2006 12:07:00]

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